Monday, December 21, 2009

Gigs 2010

Our Year in gigs
We started the year seeing Glasvegas at Great Scott, at this point they were not yet being reviled.
Los Campesinos! came to the Paradise in February though the gig in Vermont with Sky Larkin surpassed this.
Operahouse came from nowhere to suprize with decent songs and performance.
The Duke Spirit at Felt yet again amazed us that Boston fails to appreciate this band.
Seeing Friendly Fires with white Lies in March confirmed that this is a band to raise the heart rate as you dance until you drop, while White Lies looked as if they were set to drop, they tried their best but were obviously ailing.
I lived the chance to see Late Of the Pier again, a wonderful night.
Travis at House Of Blues was shoddy beyond belief, such a waste of time and money.
We only got three chances to see Twilight Sad this year and each time tehy surpassed every expectation and left us exhaulted. This included their two support slots in MA and the AMAZING night of Brakes, We Were Promised Jetpacks and the Twilights all in one night at Great Scott.
Enter shikari caused gasps of astonishment at their energetic stage show- yes the first time seeing a guitarist continuing to play hanging from a beam during the show. not really our music but SO glad we went.
The Horrors and The kills underwhelmed when we saw them, been there seen that.
Franz Ferdinand at Lupos was way better than the Orpheum.
Bedouin Soundclash at The Paradise was fun unlike the stressful show last year at Harpers Ferry.
Cryptasize and Teletextile showed us two new bands we should keep an eye on.
New York dolls were just a pastiche of what a band should be while Black Joe Lewis is a misogynist who should be put down.
Lovvers at O'Briens, weird venue fun band.
Future Of the left are explosive and even if you arent a fan of the album I would suggest seeing them, so we did seeing them twice in 2009.
Micachu charmed both at Great Scott and SXSW, so in love.......
Slow Club same story oh why did we not realise this earlier and see them more......
We have Band- oh so good at SXSW and again to the non existent crowd at Great Scott.
We saw Hatcham Social four times this year, it never went smoothly but still tehy caught my interest and love.
We eventually saw The Maccabees, it was fun but would we travel 400 miles again, not sure.
Patrick Wolf, well he was Patrick and LOVED the catwalk at the middle East downstairs.
Japandroids love playing live and that energy is infectious, total rock ANIMALS :-)
Crocodiles were hard to categorize and may be a fluke.
Miike Snow, see them twice- dont bother.
One Eskimo knocked us off our feet, the album does not do justice to his voice.
more to come

1 comment:

Redbeard76 said...

I was at the Los Campesinos! show in Vermont! What a good one that was!